Festivals

  • Courtisane Festival 2014

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    In its yearly festival, Courtisane 2014 (April 2-6, Ghent, Belgium) presents a kaleidoscopic mosaic of styles, media, gestures, languages and emotions; a patchwork of recent and historical works that share an insatiable hunger for experimentation, a personal signature, and a sense of resistance. The main core of this year's programme will include recents and classic works from artists such as Leslie Thornton, Peter Emmanuel Goldman, Laure Prouvost, Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, Laida Lertxundi, Gary Beydler, Bruce Baillie, Nathaniel Dorsky, Alexandra Cuesta, Morgan Fisher, Camille Henrot, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers, Olivier Dekegel, Sarah Vanagt, Black Audio Film Collective and Larry Gottheim among many others.

    This edition's "Artist in Focus" is Ken Jacobs, who will be the protagonist of several dedicated screenings and a performance with composer and visual artist Aki Onda.  The programme "Across the Margins, Beyond the Pale: Re-imagining the post-colonial" will include films by Kidlat Tahimik, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Med Hondo, Carlos Mayolo & Luis Ospina, Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Glauber Rocha.

    The festival will also feature several musical and performatic events with Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda, Julius Eastman (works for 4 pianos), Wanda Group, Christina Vantzou, Angela Melitopoulos & Bettina Knaup and Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, April 6, 2014 (All day)
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2014

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest festival dedicated to experimental film & video, returns next week in its 52nd edition, with a programme of over 200 films, videos and live performances. During the week-long festival (March 25th - 30th), its attendants will be able to enjoy a complete retrospective of the work of documentarian Thom Andersen, and partial retrospectives of Penelope Spheeris and Detroit super-8 filmmaker Joseph Bernard. The festival will also feature new works by Sabine Gruffat, Malena Szlam, Michael Robinson, Rebecca Meyers, Shambhavi Kaul, Ben Russell, Mónica Savirón, Mark Toscano, Robert Todd and Sílvia das Fadas among many others.

    Other highlights from this edition include the screening of a newly restored print of James Benning's Chicago Loop (1976), the previously unreeleased film Little girl (1966) by Bruce Baillie, and an exhibition dedicated to Phil Niblock's magnum opus The movement of people working.

    You can access the full schedule here.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, March 30, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor , United States
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma - Montréal

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    A major event on the Canadian cinema scene for 44 years now, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has proven its ability to continually adapt to the most avant-garde audiovisual practices in the field.

    During eleven days of festival : over 300 films (feature and short films) by directors from Québec, Canada and abroad, installations, performances, transmedia projects, cocktails, parties, conferences, and encounters are offered to the audience.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 18:45 to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 00:00
  • FLEXfest 2014

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    FLEX: the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will be presenting its 10th annual festival from February 21-23 at the Wooly in downtown Gainesville. This year’s festival is a curated event with curators representing six international filmmaking “scenes” presenting a program of work from their respective cities.

    Friday night features a program curated by Daïchi Saïto from Montreal’s Double Negative collective at 7 p.m. followed by a live expanded cinema performance by Sally Golding, curator of the Unconscious Archives series in London (and member of the artist-run film lab no.w.here as well as co-curator of the international expanded-cinema collective OtherFilm).

    Saturday begins with a roundtable discussion at 2 p.m. that will present an overview of the structure of each of these local scenes before exploring in depth the different organizational and funding models that they use. At 7 p.m., there will be a presentation of films and videos by Rei Hayama of the Tokyo-based + (Plus) group followed by an expanded cinema performance by Mexico City’s Trinchera Ensemble (Elena Pardo, Morris Trujillo, and Rafael Balboa) with Seattle-based experimental musician Eric Ostrowski providing a live score.

    Sunday again begins with a 2 p.m. roundtable focused on local scenes in a global context, exploring the tensions and ironies as well as the opportunities presented by work circulating beyond their local and national contexts. Sunday night concludes the festival with programs of films and videos selected by Guillaume Cailleau of LaborBerlin at 7 p.m. and Sébastien Ronceray of Braquage (Paris) at 9 p.m.

    Dates: 

    Friday, February 21, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, February 23, 2014 (All day)
  • AVANT Goes Live

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    AVANT Goes Live
    13-14 september 2013
    Sally Golding, John Hegre, Sami van Ingen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Henri Lindström, Greg Pope, Els van Riel.

    AVANT Goes Live presents film performances. Unique, site-specific actions in which the film material and film projectors are an essential and active part of the moving image event.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 13, 2013 - 22:00

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